North American Free Trade Agreement

Chapter Two: General Definitions

Article 201: Definitions of General Application

Annex 201.1: Country-Specific Definitions

For purposes of this Agreement, unless otherwise specified:

national also includes:

    a) with respect to Mexico, a national or a citizen according to Articles 30 and 34, respectively, of the Mexican Constitution; and

    b) with respect to the United States, "national of the United States" as defined in the existing provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

territory means:

    a) with respect to Canada, the territory to which its customs laws apply, including any areas beyond the territorial seas of Canada within which, in accordance with international law and its domestic law, Canada may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources;

    b) with respect to Mexico,

      (i) the states of the Federation and the Federal District,

      (ii) the islands, including the reefs and keys, in adjacent seas,

      (iii) the islands of Guadalupe and Revillagigedo situated in the Pacific Ocean,

      (iv) the continental shelf and the submarine shelf of such islands, keys and reefs,

      (v) the waters of the territorial seas, in accordance with international law, and its interior maritime waters,

      (vi) the space located above the national territory, in accordance with international law, and Annex 201.1

      (vii) any areas beyond the territorial seas of Mexico within which, in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and its domestic law, Mexico may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources; and

    c) with respect to the United States,

      (i) the customs territory of the United States, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico,

      (ii) the foreign trade zones located in the United States and Puerto Rico, and

      (iii) any areas beyond the territorial seas of the United States within which, in accordance with international law and its omestic law, the United States may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources.

    Continue on to Chapter Three: National Treatment and Market Access for Goods